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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1362

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Week of October 27, 2014

Part 1 22:55
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
DUPREE’S DIAMOND BLUES
IT’S ALL OVER NOW
NEVER TRUST A WOMAN

Part 2 32:30
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 5 (12/31/75)
HOW SWEET IT IS (TO BE LOVED BY YOU)
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
ROW JIMMY
THROWING STONES->
KEEP YOUR DAY JOB

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The String Cheese Incident will perform two “incidents” at The Cap on November 11 and 12. Live music and dancing takes place regularly at the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s, a tribute to the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.?

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 5, the Jerry Garcia Band with the legendary Nicky Hopkins on piano and special guests including Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, recorded live at the Keystone Berkeley on New Year’s Eve 1975. You can preorder your copy at jerrygarcia.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1361

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Week of October 20, 2014

Part 1 31:45
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
SHAKEDOWN STREET->
MINGLEWOOD
CANDYMAN->
EL PASO

Part 2 24:15
Grateful Dead, Spring 1990 (The Other One) (3/18/90)
IKO IKO
JUST A LITTLE LIGHT

Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 5 (12/31/75)
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER

I wrote the liner notes for the new GarciaLive release, 12/31/75 at the Keystone Berkeley. Very interesting show – Nicky Hopkins‘ last with the JGB. Greg Errico was the drummer on this gig, because Ron Tutt was with his other boss: Elvis Presley. Mickey Hart sat in on percussion; Matthew Kelley (Bob Weir’s Kingfish bandmate) played harmonica for most of the night and added a third guitar on one number late in the evening; and Bob Weir was on board for the second set.

Hopkins was a great musician. I highly recommend Julian Dawson‘s excellent biography, And On Piano… Nicky Hopkins. His health and substance problems made it impossible for the JGB to keep him on board – a damn shame in my opinion, because he and Garcia made beautiful music together. The two-CD set Let it Rock, recorded a few weeks earlier at the Keystone Berkeley, is a must-have for anyone who loves Garcia’s music.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a venue that hosted several 1970s rock bands like Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, and Traffic. Phil Lesh and Friends will perform with both old and new friends for five consecutive weekends starting October 31. With a focus on community and a taste for musical exploration, the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s hosts local and national bands weekly. On October 23, Grateful Dead tribute band Terrapin performs. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 5, the Jerry Garcia Band with the legendary Nicky Hopkins on piano and special guests including Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, recorded live at the Keystone Berkeley on New Year’s Eve 1975. You can pre-order your copy at jerrygarcia.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1360

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Week of October 13, 2014

Part 1 34:52
Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Student Center, Modesto Junior College
DEATH DON’T HAVE NO MERCY
TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT

Part 2 20:57
Grateful Dead, Wake Up to Find Out (3/29/90)
DARK STAR

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. One half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, will perform on October 25. Brooklyn-based electronic jamband MUN will perform at the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s on October 16. Featuring live music, a state-of-the-art sound system, and numerous craft beers on tap, the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s is open several nights a week. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.?

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1359

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Week of October 6, 2014

Part 1 24:38
Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Student Center, Modesto Junior College
DARK STAR

Part 2 30:13
Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Student Center, Modesto Junior College
ST. STEPHEN->
THE ELEVEN

Mickey Hart, Rolling Thunder
THE MAIN TEN (PLAYING IN THE BAND)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The String Cheese Incident will play a two-night stand on November 11 and 12 at The Cap. Live music and dancing takes place regularly at the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s, a tribute to the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. Grateful Dead and classic rock tribute Stella Blue’s Band, will play Garcia’s DeadCenter on October 1, 8, and 15. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1358

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Week of September 29, 2014

Part 1 39:19
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (4/26/72)
THE OTHER ONE
Interview: Phil Lesh and Bob Weir

Part 2 16:27
Interview: Phil Lesh and Bob Weir
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (5/18/72)
TRUCKIN’

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a iconic venue that hosted Grateful Dead 18 times in 1970 and ’71. Phil Lesh & Friends keep the spirit of Grateful Dead alive when the band plays five consecutive weekends at The Cap starting October 31. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1357

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Week of September 22, 2014

Part 1 25:54
Jerry Garcia Band, Let It Rock
EDWARD, THE MAD SHIRT GRINDER
Interview: Bob Weir and Phil Lesh

Part 2 29:39
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (4/26/72)
TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT->
GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN’ BAD

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

Bohemian Ghosts, Dewey Paul Moffitt’s rollicking psychedelic memoir of a musician and promoter who began his career working for Bill Graham. Candid stories of your favorite jam bands from the Dead to the Allman Brothers, Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic and more. Bohemian Ghosts, available from Amazon and at bohemianbook.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a venue that hosted Grateful Dead 18 times in 1970 and 71. Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle hit The Cap stage on September 26.? On September 27, The Cap goes retro with Turn Back The Cap: 1990s featuring The Bayside Tigers and special guests Mr. Belding from “Saved By The Bell,” Freedom Williams of C+C Music Factory, and DJ Suga Ray. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1356

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Week of September 15, 2014

Part 1 31:50
Grateful Dead, So Many Roads (1965-1995)
DAYS BETWEEN
Rev Gary Davis, from The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead
SAMSON AND DELILAH
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (4/21/72)
MR CHARLIE
PLAYING IN THE BAND

Part 2 23:37
Disco Biscuits 7/31/14 9:30 Club, Washington DC
with Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart
EYES OF THE WORLD->
SPACE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. The Lawn Boys pay tribute to Phish September 10 and 17. Garcia’s DeadCenter regulars, Grateful Bro, perform an after-show set following Steely Dan on September 19 at The Capitol Theatre. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.?

And from Bohemian Ghosts, Dewey Paul Moffitt’s rollicking psychedelic memoir of a musician and promoter who began his career working for Bill Graham. Sex, drugs, rock and roll, celebrity, Rainbow Gatherings, biker gangs, hitchhiking, UFO sightings, festivals, and, finally, true love. Bohemian Ghosts, available from Amazon and at bohemianbook.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1355

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Week of September 8, 2014

Part 1 34:36
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead 8/1/14 Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport CT
ST STEPHEN->
THE ELEVEN->
CASEY JONES->
DEAL

Part 2 20:45
Grateful Dead, Spring 1990 (The Other One) (3/14/90)
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
Grateful Dead 12/27/89 Oakland Coliseum Arena
JOHNNY B. GOODE
BLACK MUDDY RIVER

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

Bohemian Ghosts, Dewey Paul Moffitt’s rollicking psychedelic memoir of a musician and promoter who began his career working for Bill Graham. Candid stories of your favorite jam bands from the Dead to the Allman Brothers, Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic and more. Bohemian Ghosts, available from Amazon and at bohemianbook.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s, a tribute to the late Jerry Garcia. The Lawn Boys honor Phish by playing two nights on September 10 and 17. Celebrate keyboardist Steve Molitz’s birthday with jamtronica forefathers Particle on September 12. Grateful Dead cover band Crimson Rose holds their reunion show on September 13. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

New GD Hour affiliate: Alice 97.7 Springfield IL

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Starting September 14, the Grateful Dead Hour will air at 9am Sundays on Alice 97.7 in Springfield IL.

The current station list is here.

Gans gig update and a plug for “Desert Wind…”

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

This gig update may look a little thin to you, but that’s because I am taking a couple of months off from touring (for the most part) so I can concentrate on a book project. Blair Jackson and I are collaborating on This is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, to be published next year by Flatiron Books.

I am also delighted to report that I’m playing more gigs at home! Phil Savell and I started doing some improvising, and quickly bolted on a very cool rhythm section: Zach Partain on bass, Neil Hampton on percussion. We’re playing roughly once a month at the Monkey House in Berkeley, and we’re starting to spread it around to other venues, too.

My old friend Bob Bralove and I have been doing improv gigs at the Bazaar in San Francisco, and Bob has joined the Monkey House crew a couple of times, too.

I am going out on the road this week, bound for the Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival (Harrodsburg KY), Indianapolis, St Louis (two shows), and a very cool new event in Danville IL called the Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival.

I will hit Terrapin Hill again around Halloween for Snuggleween, hosted by my BFFs the Rumpke Mountain Boys.

Details on all the gigs below, and new gigs are posted at dgans.com/gigs.html as they are confirmed.

I intend to resume a busy schedule of touring as soon as the book is turned in, and I’ve already got quite a few firm commitments for 2015. Stay tuned.

Now, while I have your attention, I’d like to remind you that I have a newish CD on the market: Desert Wind, Rollin’ River is a 19-song collection of originals and Americana favorites by Eric Rawlins and me. Eric and I have been making music together for more than 20 years, mostly in private settings. We made a record together in 1997 called Home By Morning (which is also still available, of course). Desert Wind, Rollin’ River was recorded in my living room by Stephen Barncard, who is best known for recording the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty and David Crosby’s …If I Could Only Remember My Name. The CD was mastered by Dave Glasser at Airshow Mastering.

You can get the new CD and all my other releases at dgans.com/discography and also in the iTunes store, HDTracks.com, CDBaby.com, and other online retailers.

Desert Wind, Rollin’ River is a ridiculously good bargain: NINETEEN tracks for $14 (to US addresses)!!

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Friday, September 5: Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Harrodsburg KY
Saturday, September 6, 8pm: Chilly Water Brewing Company, Indianapolis
Sunday, September 7, 7pm: The Focal Point St Louis MO
Tuesday, September 9: The Shanti, 825 Allen Ave., St Louis MO. DG performs and co-hosts the weekly open mic.
September 11-14: Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival near Danville IL

Thursday, September 18, 7:30-10pm: Improvisation at the Monkey House Theater in Berkeley: DG, Phil Savell, Zach Partain, Neil Hampton, and guest Joe Balestreri. $10-20 sliding scale. Email reservations@monkeyhousetheater for info/reservations.

Tuesday, September 23, 7-9:30pm: DG, Jeff Pehrson, Ira Marlowe, and Mario DeSio at the Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street (between 21st and 22nd Avenues), San Francisco

Wednesday, October 8: DG, Phil Savell, et al. at Second Act, Haight Street, SF CA
Thursday, October 9: DG, Phil Savell, et al. at the Monkey House, Berkeley CA

Saturday, October 18: Sweet Blossom String Band (DG, Roger Sideman, Jeff Hobbs, Jacob Groopman) perform at the Shakedown Street Festival. Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley. Fre! Music from noon til ? We play at 6pm

Wednesday, November 12, 9pm: DG joins Teja Gerken’s Guitar Showcase at the Sleeping Lady, Fairfax CA

Saturday, November 15, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers’ Market, Oakland CA

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As always, I’m in the market for house concert opportunities. If you see an open spot on my schedule in your general vicinity, let’s try to make something happen! And remember: word of mouth is a gigantic part of musicians’ promotion and publicity these days, so if you like my music, please spread the word about my gigs and recordings.

Great thanks to Jim Dunlop Guitar Products for providing me with first-rate strings for all my guitars!

Thanks also to Rick Turner for creating the amazing guitar I play on tour, the Renaissance RS-6.